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    Arrow Case Review #1: Thread #8: LE Press Conferences & Releases: June 12 2010

    Case Review #1: Thread #8: LE Press Conference & Releases: Saturday June 12 2010

    Today's case review topic is the LE press conference and LE press releases of Saturday, June 12, 2010.

    Before beginning the Case Review, please read the Introductory thread here:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112566"]Introduction: Kyron Horman Case Review #1: LE Press Conferences & Releases[/ame]

    The first post in that thread explains the Case Review. The second post in that thread contains the Case Review schedule.

    Thread #1: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112614"]Kyron Horman Case Review #1: Thread #1: LE Press Conference & Release: June 5 2010[/ame]

    Thread #2: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112688"]Kyron Horman Case Review #1: Thread #2: LE Press Conference & Release: June 6 2010[/ame]

    Thread #3: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112811"]Case Review #1: Thread #3: LE Press Conferences & Release: June 7 2010[/ame]

    Thread #4: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112898"]Case Review #1: Thread #4: LE Press Conferences & Release: June 8 2010[/ame]

    Thread #5: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113029"]Case Review #1: Thread #5: LE Press Conferences & Releases: June 9 2010[/ame]

    Thread #6: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113041"]Case Review #1: Thread #6: LE Press Conferences & Releases: June 10 2010[/ame]

    Thread #7: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113090"]Kyron Horman Case Review #1: Thread #7: LE Press Conferences & Releases: June 11 2010[/ame]


    ** Please note that it's important, since we'll be reviewing a variety of information, that we don't turn this into a General Discussion thread, and cause more work for our mods. The goal is to look for new information, information that now has more meaning to us than it did earlier, and document it here, so let's stay focused!

    If we want to discuss possible meanings of what we find, let's do it in one of the discussion threads, so we can stay focused on our fact finding mission here.

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    Arrow Case Review #1: Thread #8: LE Press Conference & Releases: June 12 2010

    Case Review #1: Thread #8: LE Press Conference & Releases: Saturday June 12 2010

    ** June 12 MCSO Press Conference

    June 12 - Two o'clock - Capt. Shults answers for Kyron's parents
    http://www.kgw.com/video?id=96164844&sec=547977


    ** June 12 MCSO Press Releases

    Press Release 1:

    Detectives are requesting any video footage from neighboring traffic locations where Kyron was last seen. The MCSO are seeking video footage from June 3rd and June 4th and ask anyone who captured footage on video surveillance,cellphones or video cameras contact the tip line

    Police Seek Surveillance Video

    As part of the investigation, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is requesting surveillance video from nearby storefronts, private homes, security cameras or any other surveillance recording from June 3 and June 4. They are specifically looking for video of vehicular traffic from the following locations (also see the two maps below):

    Northwest Cornelius Pass Road
    Northwest Germantown Road
    Northwest Logie Trail Road
    Northwest Rocky Point Road
    Northwest Skyline Road
    Northwest 185th Avenue
    Northwest West Union Road
    Northwest Springville Road
    Bethany Boulevard
    Northwest Springville Road
    Northwest Newberry Road
    Northwest McNamee Road
    Highway 30 from Northwest Rock Point to Germantown Road
    Northwest Kaiser Road
    Northwest Thompson Road
    Northwest Laidlaw Road

    Anyone with video of those areas is asked to contact the sheriff's office tip line at (503) 261-2847. Leave your name, contact information and identify the specific location or street address of the video footage.


    Press Release 2:

    Media Questions from Family

    1. What is Kyron like? What is his standout attribute?
    He has a very quiet and loving personality, demonstrating warmth and enthusiasm for the people and activities that he loves. Some of things that he enjoys are playing with his Hot Wheels cars, fishing, his artwork, playing with Bootsy and Ernie, and loves to go on trips where he gets to fly on airplanes.

    Kyron easily makes friends with other kids his age. He has a belly laugh that is infectious when you hear it and you can’t help but to laugh too. He is quick witted and can make any situation funny. He looks up to his big brothers and enjoys spending time with them, they dance and rock out in the living room. Kyron is the type of kid that can play by himself for hours or quickly become the center of attention with his family.

    2. What does Kyron want to be when he grows up?
    A Police Detective and investigator.

    3. What was Kyron looking forward to doing this summer?
    Kyron is looking forward to going on his annual family trips; he is going to California to spend time with friends, a trip to Seaside for his birthday, a houseboat trip on Shasta Lake in August and a Hellgate Jet Boat excursion in July. He got a new fishing pole for Christmas that he has been practicing with in the backyard so he has been looking forward to the many camping and fishing trips.

    4. We were wondering about the t-shirts the family wore at the press conference yesterday – were they made and designed by the family?
    It was a collaboration of efforts joining Taylor Made Printing and Lithia Motors LAD advertising agency to design, print, and ship the T-Shirts to the family. All labor and materials were donated.

    5. Was Kyron in a good mood the morning he disappeared?
    He was very excited about his Red Eyed Tree Frog diorama and poster board that he and his dad had been working on. Kyron was very proud of the project because he had done a lot of the diorama himself.

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5284086"]Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Kyron Horman - Portland, Oregon MEDIA AND IMAGES LINKS[/ame]


    MCSO website: http://www.mcso.us/public/newsroom.htm

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    Case Review Reference Links - June 12 - News Articles

    Case Review Reference Links - June 12 - News Articles

    Eugene Woman Determined to Help Find Missing Portland Boy
    June 12, 2010
    http://kezi.com/news/local/177552


    Parents plead for missing boy
    Family makes first appearance since search began June 4
    June 12, 2010 in City
    http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...r-missing-boy/


    Hopes Dashed: Suspected Sighting of Kyron Horman Not Missing Boy
    Store Surveillance Video Image Closely Resembled 7-Year-Old Oregon Boy
    June 12, 2010
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Media/susp...ry?id=10898522


    Family of missing Ore. boy issues plea for help
    2010-06-12 07:20:00
    http://sify.com/news/family-of-missi...mhumjfigg.html


    Kyron Horman search continues but no progress to report
    Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 7:31 AM
    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...egins_nin.html


    Multnomah County asks public to hold back further donations due to volume of supplies arriving
    Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 10:11 AM
    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i..._public_t.html


    Kyron search: 'We're getting closer to where he is'
    Law enforcement responds to questions from the press, on everything from Kyron Horman's favorite color to why his father and step-mother have not been active in the search efforts.
    Jun 12, 2010 at 3:26 PM PST
    Article: http://www.kval.com/news/local/96220474.html
    Video: http://www.kval.com/news/local/96220474.html?tab=video


    Capt. Shults answers for Kyron's parents
    Posted on June 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM
    Video: http://www.kgw.com/video?id=96222954&sec=547977


    VIDEO: Saturday Kyron Horman update
    Multnomah County Sheriffs read answers to questions posed to the family of missing Kyron Horman
    June 12, 2010, 4:53PM
    http://videos.oregonlive.com/oregoni...on_update.html


    Authorities widen search for missing 7-year-old
    Posted on June 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM
    http://www.kgw.com/news/national/96225804.html


    Authorities widen search for missing Oregon boy
    Posted on June 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM
    http://www.kgw.com/news/national/96223514.html


    Kyron Horman search day 9: Boy still missing as online rumor control kicks in
    Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 7:33 PM
    http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.../post_109.html


    Kyron Horman search may have suffered from confluence of delays
    Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 9:02 PM
    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ay_have_s.html


    Gallery: Day 9: The search for Kyron Horman (3 photos)
    June 12, 2010, 9:27PM
    http://photos.oregonlive.com/4450/ga...man/index.html

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    She called Skyline, and the school secretary called 9-1-1.


    The initial report was given the "lowest priority" rating by emergency dispatchers.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ay_have_s.html

    I still wonder what was said in that call that Kyron was given the lowest priority. I guess I am amazed that a child would be given the lowest priority at any time. In hindsight this is the biggest understatement in this case.
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    He said investigators wanted the family to be close, and available. He said the family needs to be prepared for the long-term experience of "trying to find our boy," and that means keeping themselves healthy – mentally and physically.

    Shults said he and his "FBI colleagues," once they determined this search "could take some time," needed the family to "keep some of the normal activities in their life" to help combat stress. Shults contends that when "the family" was told to resume their life they broke down, telling deputies that "You don't understand, our normal activities are with Kyron. Everything we do now will not be normal."

    The family liaison also implied the family was told to stay "off the blogs that throw things in wrong directions." This information could be in response to a Facebook comment made by Kyron's step-mom on the first Saturday of the search. In that comment she said: "Please don’t listen to the news. It is inaccurate. We will give details as soon as we can.”

    http://www.kval.com/news/local/96220474.html

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    Arrow Case Review Reference Links - June 12 - News Articles

    Case Review Reference Links - June 12 - News Articles

    Kyron's family answers 1st questions from press
    It is into day nine of the search for Kyron Horman, a second-grader from Skyline Elementary School. On Saturday the family answered press questions, for the first time, via a police liaison at a 2 p.m. press conference. We have the full press conference for viewing here.

    http://www.katu.com/home/video/96230129.html

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    Note that this is in regard to the night of June 4, and refers to Kaine and Terri, since Desiree and Tony did not get there until quite late June 4 or in the wee hours of June 5.

    LEO (Shults): Why is the family not helping out in the search?

    (snip)

    And you have to remember, the night of the incident, why they were, why they were out there working. You have to remember, when Kyron did not come off the bus that night, they immediately went into the mode that any one of us would do if we were looking for a missing child.

    They searched their neighbors' houses. They went to the schools. (Less?) They started calling neighbors, friends, anybody they could think of, meanwhile calling the police to come and assist.

    So they were doing everything that we need, and by the time we were there getting organized, they were exhausted. And it's important to remember that because once they become exhausted, their resources have really ran out. And they need to get more skills to help, like the search and rescue, canine, police, helicopters, all of that, because they're pretty much have done all they could do to locate their boy right away.

    Transcribed from video:
    http://www.katu.com/home/video/96230129.html

    Never noticed this before. I wonder which neighbors' houses Kaine and Terri searched, what other schools besides Skyline they went to, and who all they called.

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    But in their only news conference of the day, officials turned a portion of their attention to cyberspace -- specifically addressing the volume of speculation and rumor being amplified through social media sites and online commentary. The Facebook/Twitter era has added an odd twist to what has emerged as one of the largest search-and-rescue operations in Oregon history.

    "Our organization has never had to do that," Lt. Mary Lindstrand, spokeswoman for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said of the efforts to address online speculation. "It's just an extraordinary case."

    http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.../post_109.html

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    A confluence of factors meant searchers lost key hours:

    Officials at Skyline School didn't notify the boy's parents after realizing he was absent. The initial report was given the "lowest priority" rating by emergency dispatchers. Rush-hour traffic Friday evening delayed arrival of trained searchers, who gathered first at the Multnomah County sheriff's patrol office in outer Northeast Portland, then traveled to the site. Getting to the school and Kyron's neighborhood, in the rural northwestern corner of Multnomah County, took more than a half-hour.

    And though news organizations reported late Friday that Kyron was missing, authorities didn't issue a full news release until the following morning.

    snip

    Staton said dispatchers at the Bureau of Emergency Communications classified the call from Skyline as "lowest priority." Dispatchers generally classify calls based on who's calling, what information is provided and whether there is an indication of danger or a medical issue.

    Within minutes, Portland police and Multnomah County sheriff's deputies were dispatched. About a half-hour passed before they pulled up to the school and the Horman home, about 2 1/2 miles from the school.

    snip

    "The only thing we knew is that he was missing," Shelby said.

    snip

    Sometime between 7 and 7:45 p.m., Staton personally called the FBI. He said the circumstances -- Kyron disappeared from school on a busy morning -- prompted him to ask for help from the feds.

    "I wanted them involved because the last time this child was seen was inside a school," he said. "This was not a child walking away from their home or getting lost in the woods. This is a child who got lost inside a school with faculty there. That was the last time the child was seen."

    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ay_have_s.html

    So, already at 7/7:45pm on the day Kyron went missing, Sheriff Staton knew Kyron had not wandered off on his own, but had disappeared from within the school.

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    Maps of the roads on which LE was looking for surveillance video.





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    Once notified, Multnomah County authorities responded swiftly, but crucial hours already had been lost, Sheriff Dan Staton said.

    "This is what is hugely disturbing to me," he told The Oregonian on Saturday. "The fact that you had a child in school and the last time the child was seen is at 9 in the morning -- there are concerns about that lag time. If the child had walked away from the school, the likelihood of finding him under those circumstances would have been extremely high.

    Interesting that as of the 12th, Staton still says Kyron was last seen in the school at 9:00 a.m. That implies that TH was NOT the last person to see him, if she waved goodbye at 8:45, does it not?

    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ay_have_s.html
    Last edited by Billylee; 09-01-2010 at 02:02 PM. Reason: link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billylee View Post
    Once notified, Multnomah County authorities responded swiftly, but crucial hours already had been lost, Sheriff Dan Staton said.

    "This is what is hugely disturbing to me," he told The Oregonian on Saturday. "The fact that you had a child in school and the last time the child was seen is at 9 in the morning -- there are concerns about that lag time. If the child had walked away from the school, the likelihood of finding him under those circumstances would have been extremely high.

    Interesting that as of the 12th, Staton still says Kyron was last seen in the school at 9:00 a.m. That implies that TH was NOT the last person to see him, if she waved goodbye at 8:45, does it not?

    http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ay_have_s.html
    Unless you believe her email where SHE states she left at 9:00am.

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/100323934.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by loves2bmom View Post
    Unless you believe her email where SHE states she left at 9:00am.

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/100323934.html
    That's an interesting point. Was TH at this time, between the 4th and the 12th, saying she left Kyron at 9:00, or was it 8:45? When did the 8:45, wave goodbye report first come out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billylee View Post
    That's an interesting point. Was TH at this time, between the 4th and the 12th, saying she left Kyron at 9:00, or was it 8:45? When did the 8:45, wave goodbye report first come out?
    First press release: [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5548791&postcount=2"]http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5548791&postcount=2[/ame]

    "Kyron's stepmother reports she last saw him at approximately 845 AM Friday, walking down the hallway towards his classroom. School staff report not seeing him after 845 AM and that he did not make it to his classroom."
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    I wonder why Staton is saying over a week later that Kyron was last seen at 9:00 a.m. inside the school? If originally everyone was saying 8:45, TH & staff, where did the 9:00 a.m. come from? And it must have been verified, because this was a week later.?

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